For violating unspecified team rules, Moore was placed on indefinite suspension in March 2011 and the big man elected to transfer to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), where he helped EMCC win the NJCAA national championship and emerge as a highly regarded junior college prospect by posting 38 tackles, including four tackles for loss and three sacks.
Moore established himself as a key component up front for the Longhorns in his one season in Austin, but wasn't the dominant force some anticipated after he'd turned heads throughout spring practices.
Because of his length, strength and the fact that he has been successful inside as a 4-3 defensive tackle and outside as a 3-4 defensive end, he could draw middle- to late round-consideration from NFL teams willing to gamble on his upside.
"I want to thank Coach Brown, Coach [Bo] Davis and everyone at Texas," Moore said in declaring for the 2013 NFL Draft. "I enjoyed my time and really appreciate the opportunity I had to play for the Longhorns, but my lifelong dream has been to play in the NFL and to have a chance to support my family. I'll definitely miss everyone at Texas and will always pull for the Longhorns, but I'm ready to put all of my energy into preparing for my future and getting ready to work out for NFL scouts."
WEAKNESSES: Moore has just average quickness off the snap and plays higher than scouts would like, negating his strength, at times. He lacks top athleticism and needs a clear lane to close on the ball. He suffered a neck injury against Oklahoma (2012) which caused him to be carted off the field and be sent to a local hospital for precautionary purposes. Medical reports will be important
COMPARIES TO: Kevin Vickerson, DT, Denver Broncos -- Like the former Michigan State standout, Moore possesses the length and strength to warrant development as a defensive tackle for the 4-3 or as a five technique defensive end.